What are things you say casually to curb bad behavior in relationships?
September 3, 2013 10:45 AM Subscribe
For example an acquaintance has mentioned a mistake I made that is starting to make me feel embarrassed. I wasn't embarrassed until she mentioned it jokingly a few times. Nonetheless I became annoyed and would like to say 'stop it' gently enough so that we can still get to know each other but want to nip this kind of comment in the bud or at least let her know I don't like excessive teasing or sarcasm aimed at me.
posted by PeaPod to Human Relations (36 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
The mistake and joking comments are small enough that an actual conversation would be heavy-handed but big enough that they're like little jabs that will make me avoid her after a few more interactions like this.
I witnessed this successfully when a friend would make sarcastic remarks to another and said 'wow you just keep crushing me' and delivered it with a chuckle. What sayings, casual comments, jokes etc. do you guys use?